douglas wilson

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Words Are Pictures

Craig Ward creates some really nice work - most of it typographically inspired and created.

Also, some nice work by Andrew Holder. Both link via the ever-nice It's Nice That.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Drawings by Marc Johns

Marc Johns draws. He draws nice things. Sometimes on Post-It notes.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pop-Up Type Book by Marion Bataille

Frank Chimero: The States

Wow, I can't believe I haven't yet posted about this! My good friend, Frank Chimero, is currently creating an illustration of each state of our blessed Union. Nice, smart, and clever - as always.

Frank also has a book of his illustrations that you should purchase.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Julianna Swaney

All I'm saying is that if you embroider a squid vs. ship scene, you are awesome in my book.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rollei-Flex MiniDigi

The new Rollei-Flex Mini Twin-Lens Digital Camera. Tiny? Twin-Lens? Ease of digital? I'll take two!

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Haas Grotesk v. Helvetica

Sam Mallet is getting me in the mood for my Swiss Summer by creating a nice little letterpressed poster with pure Swiss lead type. Nice!

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Children's Record Guild

A nice set of illustrated Children's Record Guild covers. Also, NewHouseDesign has some other nice mid-century sets as well.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

The Less Emphasized Side...

A really fantastic Flickr set of the "other" side of postcards. Less emphasized, but perhaps just as interesting? via Ace Jet 170.

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The Pilcrow & Capitulum

Hoefler & Frere-Jones are at it again. This time, giving us some nice information about paragraph & chapter markers the Pilcrow & Capitulum.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

MOMA Color

The Museum of Modern Art in NYC has a great exhibition called "Color Chart: Reinventing Color 1950 to Today" going on now until May 12th which has a nice flash-tastic companion website. I wish I lived in NYC - I bet it's even better in person!


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Lost In Translation

I love this stuff! My good friend, Brandon Goodwin, just returned from traveling in China & Vietnam. He took some photos of some t-shirts that just don't quite make sense...

Can't get enough? Try Engrish!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Newzald by Kris Sowersby

iLT has posted a fantastically in-depth article by Kris Sowersby about the production process of his new typeface Newzald. Kiwi's make the best stuff and this is certainly no exception! Also check out National.


Hall of Best Knowledge

The fantastic Ray Fenwick is about to release "Hall of Best Knowledge" on the world! I can't wait!

See a few samples here.

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Biblioteca Parque Espana

Wow. The Biblioteca Parque Espana by architect Giancarlo Mazzanti in Columbia. Beautiful.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Big News!

AceJet170 has provided the perfect way to announce some pretty big news with images of a fantastic Swiss Air DC-7 Seven Seas brochure.

The big news is that my wife, as part of her work towards her Masters in Public Health, has received an internship at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland for the summer! So, during the months of June and July, I will be trading countries with SwissMiss and posting from Geneva!

More to come as it gets closer!

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Monday, March 10, 2008

How I See Things at This Moment.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Best Typefaces 2007

Everyone else is linking it up, so I guess I should too! Typographica's Best Typefaces of 2007.


Coolest Thing Ever?

I would have to agree with Coudal on this one - this thing is in the running for the coolest thing ever.

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Alan Kitching

How do I not know about Alan Kitching?! Seriously, how do I not know about Alan Kitching?!

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Evolution of Car Logos

Things have been very busy around here, but I thought this Evolution of Car Logos was really interesting.

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The History of Visual Communication

Wonderfully ambitious, The History of Visual Communication is a great resource for people that foolishly sold their Philip Megg's book after college.

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The Sulzbacher Eszett

Tipped by Frank, I found a fantastic entry from the H&FJ boys about the eszett - a figure not normally found in English, but quite common in other languages. As always, worth checking out for any type nerd.

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The Best Review I Have Ever Had!

I normally would not be one to post about other people posting about me, but I couldn't pass this one up! I have no idea what it says, but I am super excited to be called a "Polaroid Bilder" - thanks Elisabeth!


Wednesday, March 5, 2008


As a child, my grandparents had a small bucket full of bottle caps. I loved to spill them all out on the floor of their basement ceramic shop and create roads and barriers for my toy cars to drive around. This nice collection of bottle caps reminds me of those days -via p+p

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

My good friends at Keep Calm have a new print for sale - and it is so very nice!

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Custom-Engraved Moleskines

Your favourite Moleskine notebook + your artwork + laser-engraving machine = super-cool custom Moleskine that will make any designer or indie-scenester jealous.

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Photographs by Myoung Ho Lee

Myoung Ho Lee creates some fantastically simple in concept/difficult in execution photographs.

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